Skipper arrived at NCCR on 8/17/22 after being found roaming stray in a nearby area. His family never showed up to claim him, so now he is hoping for a new forever home of his own. He is a recently neutered male mixed breed, thought to be around 2-3 years old. His breed mix is thought to include Border Collie or a similar herding breed. Skipper seems to be a good-natured dog and has been friendly to everyone he has met. However, he has exhibited occasional nipping when he gets over-excited/over-stimulated (not unusual for a herding breed!). He is a high energy boy that will need plenty of daily exercise and activity, as well as ongoing obedience training to help him be the best dog he can be. He will likely do best in a home without cats or small children.

If you think you might be interested in adopting, your first step should be to complete an  Adoption Application.   After you have completed your application, you will immediately get a confirmation that we have received your application. It takes a lot of time to process the applications, so we ask for your patience while we do so. If you see that the dog you were interested in has been adopted it means there were many applications for that dog and we did not get as far as processing your application before a home was found. We welcome you to apply again if you see another dog that interests you. If you have a question, please email your question to It is much easier and quicker for us to respond by email as we receive many phone calls each day.  Completing an application does not commit you to adopt, but please be sure that you are serious about adopting and have the time and patience to raise a puppy before you apply.

We do adopt out of state, however we do not transport or ship dogs. Potential adopter must be able and willing to travel to the Rescue to meet the dog they are interested in.

*PLEASE double check all of the phone numbers that you provide as if they are incorrect, we will be unable to process your application. Please also let your references know that someone from NCCR will be calling them. Most adoption team members call from their personal phone so advise your references that there may be an unknown number or a private number calling them.

Skipper is sponsored by Meg Thering in memory of Midnight beloved cat of the Davis Robbins Family, by Ronald and Brenda Cobb Johnson, Carol Spring John and Susan Harrell, Jay and Kimberly Bishop, Kathleen Hatt, Peg Payne, Paula E. Stearn and Don and Joanne Pochopin. Thank you!

NYS Registration #RR028.